Morning Minute: Friday, August 2, 2019

News About Town: Want to learn more about town functions and have the time to invest on a weekly basis? Matthews 101 applications should be live shortly. Matthews 101 is a 6-week course that will teach you the ins and outs of local government. You’ll tour both the police station and fire station (no comment which one is more fun), learn about municipal finances, how streets are managed and maintained, and more. The deadline to apply is August 26, and while we usually wait closer to the day-of to post things, seats for this course go quickly. Have you taken Matthews 101 and want more? The League of Women Voters provide a Civics 101 course that covers county level operations.

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News Around Town: Join Matthews PD on Tuesday, August 6th at 6:00 pm for National Night Out. The event, held at Town Hall, gives members of the community the opportunity to get to know their local law enforcement as well as their neighbors.

One Fun Thing: Artists, crafters, and snack vendors, this one’s for you. The Matthews Chamber is taking applications for their annual ArtWalk & MusicFest, formerly known as Artfest. The festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10 am - 6 pm. The town green (in front of Town Hall) will be filled with creative wares ready for perusal and purchase. Live music will play on stage and beer will be available for purchase. Get your application in now!